Ivan Zamarripa-Castaneda, [illegal alien] undocumented driver in fatal Colorado interstate crash, gets 10 years

Article publisher: 
7 News
Article date: 
19 September 2019
Article category: 
Colorado News
Article Body: 

[...] Ivan Zamarripa-Castaneda, 28, had pleaded guilty in July to one count of vehicular homicide, District Attorney Beth McCann said. He was sentenced Friday by District Court Judge Michael J. Vallejos.

Prosecutors said Zamarripa-Castaneda, who is from Mexico, was under the influence of alcohol and driving a pickup truck when he struck a tractor-trailer on Interstate 70 shortly before midnight on March 3, 2018. The crash killed the 57-year-old semi driver, John Anderson ...

Zamarripa-Castaneda fled the scene of the accident. He was arrested at his home the next morning.

Denver sheriff's officials subsequently released Zamarripa-Castaneda on bond. They didn't notify U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement about Zamarripa-Castaneda's pending release until an hour afterward ...

Then-Denver Sheriff Patrick Firman acknowledged the department should have notified immigration agents before releasing Zamarripa-Castaneda. Three deputies were reassigned after an investigation ...

CAIRCO Research

Suspect in fatal hit-and-run wanted by ICE; sheriff’s department refuses to honor detainer, KDVR Fox 31, March 6, 2018.

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